Brief introduction to tropical geometry

Friday, 20 February, 2015

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arXiv:1502.05950

The paper consists of lecture notes for a mini-course given by the authors at the Gokova Geometry & Topology conference in May 2014. We start the exposition with tropical curves in the plane and their applications to problems in classical enumerative geometry, and continue with a look at more general tropical varieties and their homology theories.

Author(s): 

Erwan Brugallé
Ilia Itenberg
Grigory Mikhalkin
Kristin Shaw